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As requested- some pictures of my mission stuff

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Project by rivergirl posted 08-20-2010 08:27 PM 3096 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The dining room chairs are QSO, moritise/through tenon, ammonia fumed – brown cowhide seats made for me by my friend in British Columbia. The table is a Limbert original. The built ins are mahogany and original to the house circa 1900 or so. The chairs in the living room are Limbert originals- I have 4 chairs and 4 rockers and 1 drop arm settle- all match. I have recovered the chairs- but want to do it again- this time in leather. The even arm settle was built by the same Canadian friend- Stickley repro- brown cowhide. The desk is a limbert. Unfortunately the close up photos of the limbert chairs are saved in old bmp file status- and I need to retake them which means I have to clean the house first.. and that isn’t going to happen today. :) If ever anyone wants close ups of the joinery let me know and I will take the photos for you.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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#1 posted 08-20-2010 08:35 PM

Beautiful furniture and home. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 08-20-2010 08:35 PM

Some great looking work Kelly look forward to viewing more in the future ,welcome to Ljs

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#3 posted 08-20-2010 08:56 PM

Thats some beautiful furniture!

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#4 posted 08-21-2010 02:19 AM

Kelly,

I like everything, the furniture and the house. You have something special there.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 03:55 AM

Great looking craftsmanship! Wow! ...and welcome to the site!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 08-21-2010 08:06 PM

Thanks all. I just wish I had someone to clean and dust all that wood. :) I am hoping to refinish the floors sometime soon. They are in desperate need.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 01:03 AM

I love the cabinets between the rooms! is that leaded glass? do you do that kind of work as well?
So glad to have another resource on LJ to gain from. This can be addicting! Welcome my friend!

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 02:03 AM

Like the rockers. They look familiar. Good design never goes out of style. Nice work!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 06:42 PM

rando 1 the built in cabinets and trim are Mahogany- all original to the house- the glass is leaded- also original- unfortunately the original front door is gone and has been replaced by a hunk of junk. I need to get some money one day and find a restoration door. I do not do master craftsman work. LOL I buy it from those who have talent. :) I tried doing some leaded glass- took some lessons etc.. It was NOT pretty. :) Again- I will leave that artform to those who have talent. :) It didn’t help that someone stole my 400.00 glass grinder.. ho hum… The house is fun- a pain in the butt to clean though…. I had to put in a kitchen and 2 bathroom restorations naturally… the floors need refinished .. and so on and so on and so on…. :) Jagwah- those rockers you like yes? :) I like ‘em too… Limbert originals… need recovered with leather…. LOLOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 12:43 AM

The one’s I built are very similar. Glad to have a name for that style. I built one for my daughter when my grandson was born and another for myself and to show off to prospective clients.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#11 posted 08-24-2010 03:18 PM

Kelly, that’s a great looking old house and you have lots of beautiful furniture. It must be a great place to live.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 08-28-2010 04:22 AM

Hello, very nice Craftsman collection.I have a Limbert settle that looks very much like your chairs. Its the only signed peice im my collection.I’ll post some pics soon. I love those builtins, great house.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 08-28-2010 02:09 PM

I also have the matching drop arm settle. :) Viva la Limbert and Stickley!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#14 posted 08-30-2010 03:43 AM

wonderful furniture collection

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 09-08-2010 01:45 AM

Wow, I just love all that mission furniture.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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